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  1. #11


    bangalore
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    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    But the partition I have created is for the installation of WCP.I hope it can be installed on that logical drive.
    Of course you can install to a logical drive because your Win8 BCD will go to the bootmgr in the 100MB active partition.
    But the 100 MB is for windows 7 boot loader rite.. will WCP interfere with 100 MB partition then??

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  2. #12


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    On my limited knowledge, It most likely WCP will share the system reserved partition (100mb) of your Win 7(?). Their BCD share a common boot platform. A simple sign I noted when installing WDP over W7, if WDP don't use that system, the system reserved partition is exposed and has drive letter assign to it. But it was fixable to me.

    It's only my inconclusive view, I guess.
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  3. #13


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    My apologies bagavan for misleading, my experience was different as I tried on another laptop I failed and gave up without trying hard enough.
    Thanks whs for the correction.
    Your experience was not wrong. If you do an initial installation to a predefined partition, that partition must be primary and active because it will have to hold the bootmgr.

    However, in this case on hand there is already an existing active partition to which the BCD cab be added.
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  4. #14


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    If I remember correctly, Disk Management will default to an Extended Partition (Logical Drive) when it creates the 4th partition on a drive. You should be able to convert it to a primary. Also from Brinks tutorial on installing Windows 8 as a dual boot, you just need to have unallocated space to install Windows 8 and it will do what it needs. Check his tutorial on this site for the proper "setup.exe" to use.

    Jim
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  5. #15


    bangalore
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    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    If I remember correctly, Disk Management will default to an Extended Partition (Logical Drive) when it creates the 4th partition on a drive. You should be able to convert it to a primary. Also from Brinks tutorial on installing Windows 8 as a dual boot, you just need to have unallocated space to install Windows 8 and it will do what it needs. Check his tutorial on this site for the proper "setup.exe" to use.

    Jim
    In that case i shall delete that partition and create unallocated space.
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  6. #16


    Hull England
    Posts : 207
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Sp1/Windows 8 Release Preview x64


    Bagavan

    Another option is just to use partition wizard bootable cd to convert it to primary if you are worried about it. I have a very similar arrangement to you and thats all I did. You are allowed up to 4 primaries.
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    Danny
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  7. #17


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    If I remember correctly, Disk Management will default to an Extended Partition (Logical Drive) when it creates the 4th partition on a drive. You should be able to convert it to a primary. Also from Brinks tutorial on installing Windows 8 as a dual boot, you just need to have unallocated space to install Windows 8 and it will do what it needs. Check his tutorial on this site for the proper "setup.exe" to use.

    Jim
    Well that had a few errors. I shrunk my 3rd partition and my 4th partition came up as "unallocated" but Windows 8 install did not see it. Went back and gave it a drive letter and quick format and it defaulted to a Logical drive also. Installed Windows 8 on it and all is fine.

    Jim
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  8. #18


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Jim, I don't want to be wise guy, but I think I pointed that solution out in post #9. Did you not see it or did you not believe it.
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  9. #19


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Jim, I don't want to be wise guy, but I think I pointed that solution out in post #9. Did you not see it or did you not believe it.
    Yes I saw it and when I saw my partition as a Logical drive I did not hesitate to install on it as I trusted your opinion. My main point was the "unallocated" partition not showing up in the install sequence and also that I had no problem with the Logical partition.

    Jim
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  10. #20


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    My main point was the "unallocated" partition not showing up in the install sequence
    Not sure what you mean by "unallocted partition". I know unallocated space, but that would not be a partition and have no drive letter - thus not showing up. There can also be a hidden partition which is only freespace, but I am not sure whether the installer would pick that up.
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